The companies have a combined turnover of €3.8bn, according to a recent report from the Construction Industry Federation, with estimates suggesting growth of 20% on last year.
The recovering strength of construction firms is helping them take advantage of opportunities in key export markets, said a chief executive.
“Irish companies have performed very well in exporting industrial construction services overseas,” he said
“Realistically exports apply mainly to the UK and European markets. It’s nearer home, easier to deliver [to], and where the best opportunities lie.”